So, our next big home project is redoing our driveway and walkway because they’re both in need of some serious TLC.
Mal and I actually spent a couple of hours weeding our driveway earlier this summer, but it doesn’t look like it at all now, does it?
Holy weeds! As Mal said, “You know you’re in trouble when you need to mow your driveway.”
There’s also a bunch of roots coming up through the ground in the driveway, which, I’m starting to wonder, might have helped mess up the Y-Pipe on my car? I do run over them every time I pull in the driveway. Hmm…
The walkway going to our front door also needs some help.
We also weeded it earlier this summer.
Mal and I also want to remove these bushes:
And pave in front of our stonewall.
Last summer, I spent hours and hours weeding this area and almost got strung by a swarm of hornets because I upset their nest in the process. As you can tell, I didn’t even bother with it this year.
We’re having a few companies come out to give us estimates in the next couple of weeks, so, hopefully, we’ll have a nice, new driveway and walkway sometime this fall. I just hope it doesn’t cost us an arm and leg! I hear paving driveways can be really expensive. Eek!
For those of you who have done similar projects, do you have any advice for us? Any idea how much paving a driveway and redoing a walkway might cost? Anything we should consider/keep in mind when picking a company to do the work? We are such rookies.
This morning’s breakfast was a two-ingredient pancake topped with a massive scoop of sunflower butter and a glass of iced decaf vanilla chai tea.
Mid-morning, I started to get a little hungry, so I ate a spoonful of almond butter straight from the jar. It did the trick.
Like yesterday, lunch was a “tasting plate” of sorts with a turkey burger topped with grainy mustard.
A spinach salad with artichoke hearts, grilled zucchini, avocado, and truffle oil.
And some Sweet Potato Wedges with some almond butter on top.
Lunch kept me satisfied for quite awhile, but around 4:00 PM, I started to get hungry again. I thought about making an early dinner, but then I threw together a small snack, which was a scrambled egg with spinach and some strawberries. Random, but delicious.
Off to take a walk with Murphy!
Enjoy the evening, friends!